So 2014 has been a stellar year for pretty much everybody on YouTube, and over 300 hours of content was uploaded every day this year according to reelseo.com. I achieved 6,000, 7,000, and 8,000 views a month for the first time this year. This probably has to do with uploading meet up videos for the first time. After all, two enthusiasts are better than one! Secondly, I think the new name has finally started paying off, even though I will never find out how well I would've done if I stuck with filmer394. I would've probably changed the name through Google+. Oh well.
As for 2014, I never got a meet up this year. I tried a few other people, including Shihtzu Fan and Ethan B elevators to no avail. I contacted Vator Hunters and never got a response (he appears to be having problems of his own that I need not share). So a meet up has not happened this year.
I really liked watching elevator videos back in 2011 when I first discovered Dieselducy. Such is no longer the case. While I am still subscribed to elevator filming channels, and still enjoy watching elevator videos at times, it seems to be less interesting to me and I have found other content on YouTube that I enjoy watching, but probably won't ever take up. The lack in interest in other elevator videos also comes from the same two users who upload every day and almost no other elevator filmer that I enjoy watching is as consistent. This doesn't mean I will stop filming elevators.
On the plus side, I finally finished and published a video on how t0 film elevators. I might update it after a while when I find some time and energy.
Finally, it also seems like all of the elevator enthusiasts (except Shihtzu Fan) within a 100 mile radius of where I live, have quit. Maybe I'm wrong, and I hope I'm wrong for a combination of reasons.
Most popular elevator video uploaded this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNvEwzJsewM
Most popular vending machine video uploaded this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9-0Z6jMEIQ
Videos uploaded (as of 12/1/2014): 142
Elevator videos: 119
Vending machine videos: 9
Miscellaneous videos: 5
Star City Elevator videos (counted in elevator videos): 5
New trailers: 3
Requests taken: 7
Requests rejected: 2
New cameras: 0 (1 new battery)
Meet ups: 0
Looking ahead: The good
(1) It's very likely (according to Socialblade.com) that I will reach 100,000 video views by May.
(2) Vending machine videos are quite popular, and oddly enough, draw a rather large female audience.
Looking ahead: The bad
(1) We could be losing as many as five vintage elevators by the end of the year. This includes (but not limited to): C.Y. Thompson Library, Love Library North (both), Filley Hall, and the Nebraska History Museum (not filmed, but been on my radar for a while).
Looking Ahead, The ugly
(1) Biochemistry Hall may be demolished come next August. On the plus side there's no known word on approval or rejection by the UNL Board of Regents which should have come two weeks ago, so it might have been rejected.
Right now, with the large quantity of vintage elevators that could be gone within a year, I am currently filming back-up takes of these elevators. There is no guarantees either way.